What’s NEW

What’s NEW

Here’s all the latest updates and news from Learning Disability England.

Long awaited reports on deaths of people with learning disabilities from Covid 19

Two reports last week highlighted the health inequalities that people with learning disabilities face.

Public Health England’s and University of Bristol’s reviews into the deaths of people with learning disabilities from Covid-19, found that they were between 3.6 and 6 times more likely to die of the disease than the general population.

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Research – The coronavirus pandemic and the lives of people with learning disabilties

Researchers from 12 universities are joining together to do a study on  how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the lives of people with learning disabilities in the UK.

 

It is really important that we hear the experiences  of people with learning disabilities because they can get very unwell from Covid-19.

 

 

The information that the researchers find out will then be shared with people who can help to  make positive changes.

 

 

 

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Keeping safe from Coronavirus for adults who have Down Syndrome

The Chief Medical Officers from across the UK have said that adults who have Down’s syndrome are to be added to the group of people who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable. This means that they have been classed as at higher risk for coronavirus.

People who are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group are advised to be extra careful in protecting themselves.

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November Update and the latest restrictions

On Saturday, the Prime Minister told us all that there will be national restrictions coming into effect from this Thursday,  5 November.

They will last for at least a month.

 

We have been talking to members and the Representative Body about what the most important things are for us to be doing during this time.

 

We have been thinking about our work around coronavirus now that the DHSC COVID-19 grant has ended.

Learning Disability England will continue to bring members, partners and our networks together to influence policy, work with policy makers and campaign where necessary.

There are some specific things we will be doing  over the coming weeks:

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Visiting during COVID

The issue about being able to visit loved ones – or to have visitors and get out and about to see friends and family – is taxing and vexing all of us.

 

This is even more true now a further lockdown has been announced in England from this Thursday.

 

Members told us in the recent visiting survey just how complicated this issue is for so many people.

 

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